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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Pournima is a trusted Dentist in Porur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Pournima personally at Sankaran Dental Hospital & Oral Cancer Center in Porur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pournima on Lybrate.com.

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Meri umar 21 sal he or mera muh tmbaku ke karan nhi khul rha he. Ak ungli hi ja rahi he or tikha bhi nhi khaya ja rha. Iska ilaj ho to muje please btaye. Iska ilaj kese or kha hota he bina surgery ke.

BDS
Dentist, Allahabad
Meri umar 21 sal he or mera muh tmbaku ke karan nhi khul rha he. Ak ungli hi ja rahi he or tikha bhi nhi khaya ja rha...
Go for SMFibro twice daily for 4months and metrohex gel four times a day inside u r mouth follow it up with exercise like blow air in large balloon inflate it and deflate repeat this 5times a day every time 15 times
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Root Canal Treatment - How it Can Relieve Your Tooth Pain and Save Your Smile?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Root Canal Treatment - How it Can Relieve Your Tooth Pain and Save Your Smile?

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root.

Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment. Learn more about root canal treatment and how it can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile.

The Procedure-

  1. A root canal procedure begins with an X-ray to determine the shape of the root canals and whether the infection has spread to the adjoining bone.

  2. Local anesthesia is then administered to numb the affected area.

  3. A rubber sheet is then placed around the tooth to keep the area and prevent it from the saliva.

  4. A hole is then drilled in the affected tooth, following which the decayed pulp and nerve tissues are removed.

  5. The removal is done by using root canal files which are inserted into the hole and then used to scrape and scrub the insides of the tooth.

  6. After the scraping, water is used to clean and flush out the debris.

  7. After the tooth is cleaned, it is sealed after administering medications to prevent infection.

  8. The sealing process involves filling the inner portion of the teeth by a rubber based compound and a sealer paste.

Modern endodontic treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.

  • Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Efficient chewing

  • Normal biting force and sensation

  • Natural appearance

  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

Post-obturation:

  1. Once the surgery is done, the tooth may become sensitive due to inflammation of the tissues for the first few days.

  2. This pain and inflammation can be limited by pain medications such as ibuprofen.

  3. It is advised to avoid any chewing by the affected teeth as it can slow down the repair process. You can brush and floss your teeth regularly

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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I am 28 male. I have uneven teeth. And it does not look good. What treatments would I need?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am 28 male. I have uneven teeth. And it does not look good. What treatments would I need?
Most of the time orthodontic treatment is the best option, but I need to see your photographs and xrays to comment further.
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I am 26 years old having pain in gum and swelled lymph node under ear and back side of my head. Pl suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 26 years old having pain in gum and swelled lymph node under ear and back side of my head. Pl suggest.
This may be due to mumps as ur saying..gurgle with clauve..apply dry heat over there..with this u need proper homeopathic treatment...
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I wanted to know if a white mark in my mouth is a just an ulcer or cancerous. Please help me with this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I wanted to know if a white mark in my mouth is a just an ulcer or cancerous. Please help me with this.
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
In case dental floss is not available, toothpick can be used for flossing. Just be careful while using it.

Tips for Selecting Proper Toothbrush – By Dr. Bharat Katarmal – A Dentist at Jamnagar

BDS
Dentist, Jamnagar
Tips for Selecting Proper Toothbrush – By Dr. Bharat Katarmal – A Dentist at Jamnagar
It's important for overall health to choose a brush that gets your mouth clean and keeps it healthy. Toothbrush is the principal and most important instrument to clean teeth.

You know that market is flooded with so many types of toothbrush in various colors, type, shape and size. Some toothbrush brands promise fresh breath, deep cleaning and even teeth whitening, those makes people more confused, and make shopping of toothbrush challenge.

There are, however, some toothbrush basics that you need to know. Here are some tips about selecting proper toothbrush.

Size of Toothbrush
The best toothbrush head allow you easy access to all surfaces of your teeth. For most adults, toothbrushes head a half-inch wide and one-inch tall will be the easiest to use and the most effective. There are also larger toothbrush heads available, but they are difficult to use to clean certain areas, such as the sides and backs of your molars. The toothbrush should have a long enough handle so you can comfortably hold it in your hand. The best toothbrush is one that fits your mouth and allows you to reach all teeth surfaces easily.

Bristle variety of Toothbrush
This is the most important point in selecting toothbrush. There are so many varieties of bristle type ranging from hard, medium, soft and ultra soft. Some people use the hardest bristles as they believe that it can achieve a better clean, but these can be having a negative impact on their teeth and gums. It has been shown that the harder bristles can cause premature gum recession and wear facets (Abrasion, Toothbrush trauma) on the teeth. For these reasons we recommend using the soft bristles as they achieve the good result with minimum trauma to the teeth and gums. A soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from teeth. The soft-bristled toothbrush will be the most comfortable and safest choice. They are easier on your gums. When you brush, you want to clean your teeth, not make your gums bleed. A toothbrush with hard bristles is more likely to cause bleeding gums. Depending on how vigorously you brush your teeth and the strength of your teeth, medium and hard bristled brushes could actually damage the gums, root surface, and protective tooth enamel. For even more tooth protection when you brush, be sure the bristles on the toothbrush you select have rounded tips. The thin bristles tips are able to enter and sweep food particles from along the gum line and between narrower gaps between the teeth. The ultra soft bristled toothbrush mainly used after gum surgery specially recommended by dentists.
Remember: The Softest the better.

Don't forget: After daily use, your toothbrush can lose its effectiveness; its bristles become hard and even become a breeding ground for germs, fungus and bacteria. For that reason toothbrush should be replaced 3 monthly. If you recently had a cold or infection, you may have transferred germs to your toothbrush so be sure to use a new toothbrush.

Don’t Miss the Dental Visits
Brushing teeth is an essential part of daily routine, but remember that regular dental visits are most important to the overall dental health. By visiting dentist twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings, and learning how to brush properly, you will definitely enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime.
At Dr. Bharat Katarmal Dental and Implant Clinic, Jamnagar, we aim to identify, treat, and educate our patients on the best oral hygiene techniques to help maintain their own oral health at home. If it’s been more than six months since your last check up, a call on 9714290071 to book an appointment for dental check up.


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Dear. Sir. I am facing problem with stomach. Means digestion. When I use to eat food. After few minutes. I feal like food will come out from my mouth. This problem is happening from two months ago. Sir kindly suggest some medicine.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Dear. Sir. I am facing problem with stomach. Means digestion. When I use to eat food. After few minutes. I feal like ...
The vomit sensation you are talking about is known as gag reflex. It is a protective mechanism of the human body to avoid the entrance of any unwanted material down the throat. In your case, you are experiencing the reflex while brushing, that means your brushing pattern might be wrong. You are taking your brush to much deeper areas than required. Also, you might not be cleaning your tongue properly. Visit your dentist and ask him about some correct brushing patterns and start using a tongue cleaner. Whenever you experience gag try to focus on some other activity or object, such as your big toe. It diverts you and thus the gag stops. Avoid mouth breathing, that increases the gag. If the problem persists even after changing your brushing/cleaning pattern and avoiding mouth breathing there is more to it. Pay a visit to both your dentist and gasteroenterologist.
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If anyone have inorder teeth what will be the treatment? Age is about 35 years. Treatment should be for short period and it should not be painful.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Crown and bridge aftet rct or laminates can be done but that all depends on what your case is. For that I need examine your condition clinically.
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BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Dental care for healthy oral hygiene.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Your tooth brush needs to get replaced after every three to four months.

I'm a 19 year old male. It's been almost 4 years since I visited a dentist and I'm ashamed about it. I feel terribly afraid to visit a dentist due to the fear of pain and needle phobia that i have. I finally found that there was something called sedative dentistry and I have learnt more about it on the internet. This gave me a little hope and looking forward to get treated. Vulnerable and urgently in need of help.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Yes there is. But its used for pedo(small childrens) in most of the cases or in case of a surgical procedure in case of adults. For small procedures like simple root canal treatments or simple extractions there is no need for sedation.Visit your dentist he will explain you the procedure and will guide you to over come your fear. Nowadays due to advance technology its not painful as it was years back. You make take diazipam before treatment . It will help you to over come your anxiety.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
While preparing for RCT: Getting to know from a dentist if consuming an antibiotic medicine is advisable, as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling.
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I am 19 years old male and I suddenly got pain in teeth sometimes and this pain is for 10 minutes. What should I do for it?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 19 years old male and I suddenly got pain in teeth sometimes and this pain is for 10 minutes. What should I do f...
Sudden tooth can be suggestive of many tooth and Gum problems.So a thorough physical examination is required for exact cause of pain.I will advise you to visit a local Dental specialist for an exact diagnosis.
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hi. my daughter is 3 years old. she is having florosis. from last few days pus is accumulated in the gums above two teeths. there is no pain. please suggest what to do

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi Mr Mahesh The reason for the pus in the gums is that either the teeth are decayed or she has had a fall on her teeth(if they are the front teeth).Since she is just 3yrs old those teeth need to b saved till they naturally fall off.and to save the teeth a ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE needs to be performed. Dr.Pooja Patel Mumbai. 9833070073
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I am suffering from pain in my teeth at the right side when I drink cold water from last week so please suggest me so that I can get rid of it.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M)
Dentist, Noida
I am suffering from pain in my teeth at the right side when I drink cold water from last week so please suggest me so...
most likely a cavity. so get urself checked and treated accordingly. likely a root canal treatment
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Sir I am suffering from lefjaw side portion swelling. Since last 5 days or 6 days Although I did not got any sort of pain and injury in that portion. I consult a dentist and he done opg x-ray and said there is no problem except 8th tooth s erupting. He prescribed Clavam 625mg 1×2 5 days Vito m 1×2 5 days And a pain killer on s. O which I am not taking As I have no pain at all. Please tell me take measures to subside swelling soon and is the prescription OK.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I am suffering from lefjaw side portion swelling. Since last 5 days or 6 days Although I did not got any sort of ...
Wisdom teeth usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 21, though it's possible for them to push through earlier or later. Referred to as your" third molars, these four teeth begin to push through the skin like any other tooth, which can cause pain or swelling. However, wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow in at an incorrect angle – even sideways – causing impaction that can radiate this pain or swelling to the teeth in front of it. In such cases extraction of the 3rd molar is advisable.
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I am having problem of bleeding in teeth? I am suffering from pain also this is from many years.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am having problem of bleeding in teeth? I am suffering from pain also this is from many years.
Get scalling done by dentist n maintain oral hygiene. Use mouth wash regularly. Adopt proper brushing techniques n massage your gums with fingertips after brushing.
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I am a 18 year student and pursuing Btech, but did a long time I have been suffering from Mouth Ulcers. It's not healing after lot of medications. Antibodies r attacking my own cells. What to do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am a 18 year student and pursuing Btech, but did a long time I have been suffering from Mouth Ulcers. It's not heal...
For mouth ulcers start with scaling and polishing of teeth as seposits over teeth surface could cause ulcers. Start with multivitamin therapy. Reduce stress level. Keep your stomach fit. Avoid spicy food and any habit related to tobacco if you have.
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